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Industrial Kitchen Fire Suppression System: Installation Process & Regulatory Requirements

Restaurants with commercial kitchens in Iowa or Illinois have a higher risk of fire than many other types of businesses. The risks of fire can grow due to certain modernizations that have taken place in the commercial kitchen, including appliances that heat up faster than ever before and also cool down slowly. In addition, the[...]

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Know the Most Common Causes of Fire in Your Industry

The possible sources of fire in your commercial facility may dictate the type of fire protection most appropriate to protect human life and property. Understanding the leading causes of fire in your type of facility can help you prepare for a fire emergency. At Getz Fire Equipment Co., we can help you develop and maintain[...]

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Common Causes of Fire in the Workplace

Businesses and organizations can take a number of steps to reduce the consequences of a fire. However, the best fire defense is to prevent one from igniting in the first place. Fires are often devastating events that pose great threat to human life, along with damage to property. If proper steps are taken, these disasters[...]

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Key Places to Install Fire Extinguishers

The average house and workplace contains many types of materials that are combustible. This makes it possible for a fire to spread very quickly, making it vital to have portable fire extinguishers positioned in carefully placed locations for quick and easy access. At Getz Fire Equipment Company, we are your premier fire protection service company,[...]

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The Best Way to Store Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace

Almost all brick-and-mortar businesses have one or more portable fire extinguishers on hand. However, it is important for these extinguishers to be properly stored to ensure they are protected and remain in proper working order. At Getz Fire Equipment Company, we are your premier provider of fire protection products and services. General Fire Extinguisher Storage[...]

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Importance of Business Disinfecting Services

At Getz Fire, you may know us as your local Illinois source for fire door inspections, fire extinguishers, kitchen exhaust cleanings and more. We pride ourselves in ensuring the well-being and safety of all of our communities. That is why during the Coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, we are committed to providing disinfectant services to your[...]

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Importance of Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems

Special hazard fire suppression systems are utilized to quench fires without the costly water damage caused by sprinkler systems. At Getz Fire Equipment Co., we can provide you with special hazard fire suppression systems that can help you achieve excellent protection against fire, while minimizing the destruction of valuable equipment. Protecting Against Special Hazards Special[...]

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The Basics and Importance of a Vehicle Fire Suppression System

Many types of vehicles in the construction industry have engines and components that can produce intense heat. With this heat, there is always the potential to ignite a fire that can damage the equipment, or even put the lives of those operating these vehicles at risk. If you are looking to minimize your risk of[...]

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How the COVID-19 Shutdown is a Good Time for Clients to Address Fire System Maintenance

As the COVID-19 pandemic propagates throughout the world, causing economic hardship and crisis in many nations, including the United States, inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems still remains crucial. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is strongly advising property owners and government agencies to continue performing critical ITM tasks to help ensure[...]

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What are Fire Pumps?

Fire Pump is a part of the fire sprinkler system that helps maintain high water pressure in the piping system and can be powered by either a diesel engine, electric motor or steam turbine. With 59 years of experience in the fire and safety industries, Getz Fire Equipment Company offers the most reliable fire pump[...]

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The Importance of Fire Door Inspections

Fire protection systems in buildings depend significantly on an important component: fire rated doors. These doors are highly consequential when it comes to keeping a potential conflagration at bay. In appearance, they can look like any other door, but function effectively to prevent the spread of fires from one area of a structure to another.[...]

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Restaurant Fire Suppression | How It Works

If you own a restaurant, you understand the importance of safety protocols for your establishment. Having your employees trained in the use of fire-safety devices and equipment is highly important. Maintaining this equipment and keeping it clean is another important aspect of fire safety as well. One important feature of fire safety is restaurant fire[...]

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What are the Types of Fire and Their Suppression Methods?

When you need to purchase fire extinguishers for your business, it is important to ensure you buy the right type of equipment. Fires fall under different classifications depending on the fuel source involved. Extinguishers are rated according to the types of fires they put out effectively. At Getz Fire Equipment Company, we can provide you[...]

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What is a Class D Fire Extinguisher? What is it Used For?

The source of ignition of any fire determines the type of substance required to combat that fire effectively. With the right equipment and knowledge of the type of fire, you can have confidence that the fire you’re facing will be quenched as quickly as possible. For example, Class D fires begin when combustible metals such[...]

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Why Fire Safety is Important in the Workplace

Do WhileFires can wreak significant damage in many ways, including damaging the lives of people and property. Workplace fires can have devastating consequences including shutting down a business, causing employees to lose their jobs and hurting communities all the same time.Loop It is vital to maintain a safe workplace using fire prevention and training. At[...]

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What is a Class K Fire Extinguisher? What is it Used For?

Class K fires are ignited through substances such as cooking oils. These types of fires can only be effectively quenched with a Class K fire extinguisher. It is vital for businesses and residents to have the proper firefighting equipment on hand in order to have success when encountering dangerous conflagrations that occur in commercial kitchens[...]

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CO2 Fire Extinguisher | Details and Uses

Many individuals and companies find it hard to assess available options when it comes to fire extinguishers. It can be difficult to know which fire extinguisher will best meet your needs for fire safety and prevention. If you choose the wrong fire extinguisher, it may be ineffective to fight a certain type of fire that[...]

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Why is Fire Safety Training Important?

Fire tragedies can occur when a small, controllable fire turns into a large blaze that takes human life, and damages or destroys a significant amount of property. Regardless of how a fire originates in the workplace, it is important for employees to know exactly what to do when the fire is first recognized so that[...]

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When Do You Need a Fire Suppression System and How Often Should It Be Inspected?

Fires that start small can quickly become very big if they are not addressed in their earliest stages. Certain locations are more susceptible to fires than others. For instance, within a restaurant, the threat of a fire is most present in the kitchen. Fires can begin around the cooking area and spread to the building’s[...]

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Special Hazard Fire Suppression Systems

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